Asset & Wealth Management Consulting - Graduate Analyst 2024/25

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DEADLINE 20th December 2023
£40,000 + profit share
We have start dates available for September 2024 and April 2025

Overview

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting (Alpha FMC) is the leading global consultancy to the asset and wealth management industry. We are a boutique management consulting firm that offers the world’s top asset and wealth managers a competitive edge through our unrivalled expertise and industry insight. Our firm was founded in 2003 at its London headquarters, and its rapid expansion led to a successful IPO in October 2017. Our client base covers all of the world’s top 20 and 80% of the top 50 asset managers by AUM, and we have worked with over 870 clients globally. We are headquartered in the United Kingdom but have 17 offices globally including the United States, Canada, Luxembourg, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Singapore and Australia. Globally we employ over 990 full-time consultants which enables us to provide deep expertise to our extensive client base.

At Alpha, we pride ourselves on working hard, delivering client projects of the highest quality, and collaboratively achieving our objectives. Our people are at the heart of everything Alpha accomplishes, which is why we value a healthy work-life balance. Among several benefits our vibrant firm offers, our focus on providing a fun and social environment to employees lies at the core of our team bonding. This includes company paid summer trips, seasonal parties, Mentor / Mentee events and peer-group activities. Furthermore, our culture strongly reflects fundamental values of Diversity & Inclusion as well as Corporate Social Responsibility, with a number of opportunities to get involved in these initiatives from day one. We are proud to have received numerous industry awards in recent years, including: Funds Europe's "European Consultant of the Year" for 2015, 2016 and 2017, The Sunday Times’ “Top 100 Best Small Companies To Work For” – 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and The Sunday Times’ “Top 100 Best Large Companies To Work For” – 2021 and 2022.

We are constantly seeking the highest calibre of candidates who are bright, hard-working, and eager to make a difference in a sociable and fast paced consultancy. Our Analyst Programme at Alpha FMC offers very competitive benefits and an excellent platform to rapidly develop your professional career.

The programme will specifically provide you with the opportunity to gain immediate hands-on experience and skills by working directly with various management teams across the world’s largest asset managers. If you’re looking for a career that combines stimulating challenges with a lively work culture, Alpha is the place for you. Please visit our website for more information.

We are a disability inclusive employer and want to ensure that you have a barrier-free recruitment experience. During the application form you will have the opportunity to let us know about any adjustments or additional support you may require, after which a member of the team will contact you ensure everything is put in place as you need. 

If you think you may need adjustments but aren't sure, or would like to further understand the process and discuss potential options, then please contact the team on the phone number, email or live chat function available in the application portal.

You can also speak confidentially to our disability partner EmployAbility. Their consultants can advise you on your needs, and with your permission can inform Alpha FMC of your adjustments so that we can put these in place to enable you to perform to your best ability. To contact them, please email employability.org@gmail.com.

Key Responsibilities

New Analysts starting at Alpha FMC are provided with a developmental three-week ‘Alpha Analyst Training Programme’ designed to provide you with key consulting skills and allowing you to meet your colleagues. All new Analysts will be provided with a combination of tool-specific training (e.g. Excel charting/PowerPoint design), soft skill training (time management, influence without authority, presentation skills), and training in Consulting activities (preparing a cost model, producing deliverables, managing stakeholders). You will have the opportunity to meet a number of Alpha practice leads who will present client projects and explain the different focus areas of Alpha. During the programme, Analysts will receive training to support you to complete the Investment Management Certification (IMC) and Prince II Agile Qualification, which provides a high-level overview of the asset management industry. Alongside this training period we also organise and host multiple social events to warmly welcome you to the Alpha Team.

Following the Alpha Analyst Training Programme, you will start supporting our clients on projects across a range of practice areas. You immediately become a key member of the Alpha team and will either be working on-site at the client’s office, or in the Alpha office with a small to medium-sized team.

Our projects vary in length from a few weeks to around 18 months. As advisors to the world’s top asset and wealth managers, you’ll be working alongside some of the most senior executives in the global asset management industry and helping them solve challenges to achieve their goals. We also have a number of internal roles that our Analysts work on, involving supporting our Benchmarking practice, or helping to build out our sales decks and propositions.

Your day-to-day activities cover attending client meetings, documenting requirements, preparing client proposal PowerPoint presentations, building financial models, and engaging in creative problem solving with Alpha colleagues. As your performance and experience develop, you will be given the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities in a truly meritocratic environment. Our Analyst position will allow you to join a dynamic team that encourages you to develop your skillset and rapidly develop your professional career with excellent experience.

Candidate Profile

We look for candidates who are eager to make an impact and fulfil the below requirements:

  • Predicted or achieved a 2:1 or above from university
  • Have a genuine interest in consulting and the asset & wealth management industry
  • Be highly ambitious, proactive and entrepreneurial with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Have strong problem-solving skills with an analytical mindset
  • Have completed an internship in a relevant sector (e.g. professional, legal, IT, or financial services)
  • Willingness to be part of a team which enjoys working hard and socialising together
  • An interest in assisting with one or more areas of business management

Benefits

We pride ourselves on a highly competitive graduate benefits package, including, but not limited to:

  • £40k base salary plus 20% profit share
  • Mobile phone allowance
  • Your own choice of laptop
  • In order to support a healthy hybrid working pattern, Alpha provides a Home Working Allowance of up to £400 allowing you to purchase essential peripheral equipment to create a comfortable working environment whilst at home. There is also a top up of £250 after 3yrs of the first claim being submitted
  • Sponsorship towards professional certifications
  • Unrivalled career support through active and structured mentorship and buddy scheme for new joiners
  • A fantastic social environment
  • An environment that values diversity, inclusion and social responsibility
  • Alpha offers a comprehensive flexible benefits policy, including private health and critical illness

Application Process

There are 4 stages to the AWM Graduate Analyst recruitment process as follows:

  • Online application & CV submission
  • Blended assessment & video interview
  • Half-day assessment centre
  • Final Round Interview

You will know within 7 working days of the final round interview whether you have been successful.

Thank you very much for your interest in the Alpha FMC Analyst Programme. Please note that applications are screened on a first come, first served basis and we recommend applying as early as possible. The assessment centres/final stages will be held on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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DEADLINE 20th December 2023